Faculty and Staff
Dr. Carla S Honselman
Office: 1046 - Klehm Hall
Dr Honselman is a licensed, registered dietitian and a licensed nursing home administrator. She has work experience in the areas of clinical, foodservice and administrative dietetics, nutrition for the elderly, hospice, and weight management. Working as the owner and consultant of Lifespan Consulting Services in central Illinois allowed her to gain invaluable experience while working with a variety of clients in varied settings. Her current position of Assistant Professor in Dietetics in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University provides an opportunity to share these experiences with students in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Dr Honselman's office hours for this semester are from 8:00 to 8:50, 10:15 to 10:50, 12:40 to 1:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She is also in the office on Mondays and Wednesdays if students want to drop by to see her or she is available by appointment. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Frequently Taught CoursesPrinciples of Nutrition Education –Eastern Illinois University 2009 through 2013
Nutrition Therapy - Eastern Illinois University 2007 through 2013
Nutrition and Physical Performance - Eastern Illinois University 2007 through 2013
Profession of Dietetics -Eastern Illinois University 2007 through 2013
Advanced Human Nutrition - Eastern Illinois University 2002, 2008 through 2013
Community Nutrition - Eastern Illinois University 2001, 2009 through 2013
EducationPh.D. in Community Health, Health Policy, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2008
MS in Home Economics, Dietetics, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 1983
BS in Home Economics, Dietetics Option, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL 1981
Professional OrganizationsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1983 to present
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics RD Farmer and Agriculture Committee of Experts,
Committee Member, 2013 - 2014
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Fundraising Chair Committee, Illinois
Chair, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Dietetic Educators of Practitioners Dietetic Practice Group, 2007 to present
Clinical Nutrition Management Dietetic Practice Group, 2007 to present
Research Dietetic Practice Group, 2009 to present
Women’s Health Practice Group, 2009 to present
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group, 2009 to present
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences,2011, 2012, 2013
American Society for Nutrition, 2012, 2013
Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 1983 to present
State Regulatory Specialist, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Legislative Team Member, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Public Policy Panel, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Health Care Reform Committee, Chair, 2010, 2011
Illinois Public Health Association Liaison, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Eastern Illinois Dietetic Association, 2008 to present
Government/Public Affairs Chair, 2009 to 2013
Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Leadership Council, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Steering Committee, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Healthy Worksite Workgroup Co-Chair, 2012
Illinois Public Health Association, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Illinois Dietetic Association Liaison, 2010 through 2013
Illinois Department of Public Health, Women’s Health Conference, Advisory Committee, 2012
Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012, 2013
Reviewer 2012, 2013
ResearchEastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 2008 to present
Food Cost by Nutrient Value. C. Honselman, L. Reichter, 2012.
Illinois Dietetics Association Membership Survey. C. Honselman, 2011.
Influence of Music Tempo on Calorie Consumption in a Restaurant Setting. R. Rogers, C. Honselman, K. O’Rourke, J. Painter, K. Rhodes, 2009.
The Effect of Suggestive Selling by Wait Staff on Food Consumption. G. Zumwalt, K. Kennedy-Hagan, C. Honselman, K. Rhodes, J. Painter 2008.
Pistachio Nut Study. J. Painter, C. Honselman, K. Kennedy-Hagan, K. Rhodes, 2008.
University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 2008
Access and Utilization of Transitional Care Service by the Elderly According to Payer Source, C. Honselman 2008
Jannusch, R., Honselman, C. (2013). Impact of family mealtime on college students’ food consumption and select lifestyle choices. Journal of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [Abstract]. 113 (9), A47.
Waters, A., Kennedy-Hagan, K., Honselman, C., Painter, J. (2013). The effectiveness of posting calorie information on fast food menus. Journal of the
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics [Abstract]. 113 (9), A89.
Honselman, C. (2012). High impact integrative learning in undergraduate dietetics curriculum. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
[Abstract].112 (9), A-77.
Honselman, C. (2011). IDA’s Public Policy Platform and Membership Survey [Webinar]. In Illinois Dietetic Association’s Legislative Brown Bag Webinars.
Retrieved from http://www.eatright.org.
Honselman, C., Painter, J., Kennedy-Hagan, K., Halvorson, A., Rhodes, K., Brooks, T., Skwir, K. (2011). In-shell pistachio nuts reduce caloric intake
compared to shelled nuts. Appetite. 57, 414- 417.
Kennedy-Hagan, K., Painter, J., Honselman, C., Halvorson, A., Rhodes, K., Skwir, K. (2011). The effect of pistachio shells as a visual cue in reducing caloric
consumption. Appetite 57, 418-420.
Honselman, C., Painter, J., Kennedy-Hagan, K., Halvorson, A., Rhodes, K., Brooks, T., Skwir K. (2010). Consuming unshelled pistachios reduces caloric
intake [Abstract]. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Suppl 2, A-57.
Kennedy-Hagan, K., Painter, J., Honselman, C., Halvorson, A., Rhodes, K., Skwir, K. (2010). Pistachio shells serve as a visual cue of calorie consumption
[Abstract]. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Suppl 2, A-58.
Zumwalt, G., Kennedy-Hagan, K., Honselman, C., Rhodes, K. (2008). The effect of suggestive selling by wait staff on food consumption. [Abstract]. Journal
of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 108 (9) Supplement, A-39.
Selected Conference PresentationsLegislative Brown Bag Webinar: IDA’s Public Policy Platform and Membership Survey. Illinois Dietetic Association, December 9, 2011.
Licensure and Legislative Review. Illinois Dietetic Association Annual General Meeting, April 8, 2011.
Consuming Pistachios in the Shell Reduces Caloric Intake. C. Honselman, PhD, RD; J. Painter PhD, RD; K. Kennedy-Hagan, PhD, RD; A. Halvorson,
MS, RD; K. Rhodes, MS; T.L. Brooks, PhD, RD and K. Skwir, BS. Poster Session. American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and
Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts. November 8, 2010.
The Effect of Pistachio Shells as a Visual Cue in Reducing Caloric Consumption. K. Kennedy-Hagan, J.E. Painter, C. Honselman, A. Halvorson, K. Rhodes,
K. Skwir. Poster Session. American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference and Exhibition, Boston, Massachusetts, November 8, 2010.
RDs in Public Policy – Recommendations from ADA. Illinois Dietetic Association Leadership Retreat, Oglesby, IL. June 6, 2010.
Nutrition and Older Adults: Recognizing Barriers to Care, Eastern Illinois Dietetic Association Fall Meeting, November 16, 2009.
The Patient’s Perspective on Transitional Care. Poster Presentation, Annual Conference of the American Society on Aging and The National Council on
Aging, Aging in America 2009, Las Vegas, NV. March 18, 2009.
Transitional Care From the Patient's Perspective. The Illinois Department on Aging's Annual Meeting, Governor's Conference on Aging, The Power of
Knowledge: Aging Smart, Chicago, IL December 11, 2008.
Chronic Illness and Management Paper Presentation: Access and Utilization of Transitional Care Services by the Elderly According to Payer Source. The
Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, Resilience in an Aging Society: Risks and Opportunities, National Harbor, Maryland.
November 22, 2008.
The Effect of Suggestive Selling By Wait Staff on Food Consumption Poster Presentation, American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and
Expo, Chicago, Illinois, October 26, 2008.
Cultural Changes in Health Care. Illinois Dietary Managers Association Annual Meeting, Urbana, Illinois, April, 2007.
Funding & GrantsEastern Illinois University Faculty Partnership Development Grant - Fall 2012
Winkleblack Fund Grant – 2012
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation Healthy Snacking Toolkits Mini-Grant - 2011
Redden Fund Grant – 2011
Redden Fund Grant – 2009
Casey-Westfield School District Wellness Committee
Casey Downtown Development Committee